Columbia is an amazing place to live! This area was once roamed by Osage and Missouri Indians. The Lewis and Clark Expedition passed within a few miles of the area on the Missouri River 1803. The Booneslick Trail traveled from Kentucky to St. Charles, Missouri and on through this region. In 1818, the Smithton Land Company purchased more than 2,000 acres and established the village of Smithton about 1 mile northwest of the current site of the Katy Station Depot (4th & Broadway.) Due to lack of adequate water, in 1821, the settlement moved across the Flat Branch and established Columbia in what is now the downtown district. In the 1850’s Columbia benefited from trade generated by the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails. Today Columbia is a thriving community and one of the best places in America to live!
By clicking on the links located on the map above, a new tab will open in your browser displaying which homes fall in these general areas. Please note that the area boundaries are not exact, and not every subdivision or area in Columbia is represented on this map. If there is an area you would like to see represented, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. At the bottom of the page you will find information on the Office of Neighborhood Services, part of the City of Columbia's Community Development Department.